Monday, August 01, 2005

A canoe journey through time "Scores of young paddlers on the 2005 Tribal Canoe Journey are following ancient paths across the water in traditional canoes, singing songs they learned from their elders, carrying on a culture hundreds of years old into the 21st century. They are nothing less than travelers in time. Even when they arrive at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles on Monday, their spiritual destination will be a place far older than the memories of their elders' elders -- the ancestral village of Tse-whit-zen, where Native Americans lived for at least 2,700 years. Theme of the Paddle to Elwha is ``Reflections of Our Past: Honoring Tse-whit-zen Village.''"